Dandyflowersby Jordan T. Maxwell
Imagine what it would be like to find a
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"Love him with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your passion all the time. When he comes home treat him like you haven't seen him in a month. Love him! Don't waste any time fighting or arguing. Love him! Even when he seems unlovable, especially when he seems unlovable, love him! Love with all you have!"
Imagine what it would be like to find a treasure in an attic as a child, and then to one day rediscover that treasure through the eyes of its beholder and learn that it's something so much more than you could've ever imagined.
Dandyflowers is story of a father who's kept a secret. Over a long weekend he shares that secret and his thoughts and advice about a rare love that is more easily dreamt of than obtained with his soon to be wed daughter.
Dandyflowers is thought provoking; it makes you stop and think about what is truly most important in life.
Dandyflowers is a tale that is the paradigm of what love should be: unconditional and never ending.
Dandyflowers is a story of an amazing life and an amazing love that will captivate you and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last word on the very last page.
Judi Cheshire - Author of "My Finny
Faith H. Tydings
Author of A Little Yellow Star
Meet the Author
Jordan T. Maxwell, a paramedic by trade, lives in north central Missouri where he grew up and where "Dandyflowers" takes place.
There is a second book in the series titled "Dandyflowers ~ Laura's Diaries" and Mr. Maxwell has also adapted Jerry and Laura's story into a stage play.
Currently, he is writing the third and last book in the series which has the working title "Dandyflowers - Laura's Voice".
To keep up with Jordan T. Maxwell and his writing projects go to: www.dandyflowers.com.
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"Dandyflowers," is a unique title indeed. I wondered about the title before I listened to the audio version of the book. I now know that it is a perfect title for this story. Jordan T. Maxwell paints a wonderful picture with his words. The narrator did a great job of changing her voice to fit the different characters.I found myself cleaning the house more & working out longer just so I could hear more of the story. I was drawn to the characters, Jerry & Laura, from the beginning. This young love story is full of twists and turns that kept me guessing. I loved the history of the 1960's he placed throughout the book. I was surprised at the emotions this story brought out in me. I think this love story would be perfect for a tv movie or even the big screen. I look forward to reading his 2nd book, "Dandyflowers: Laura's Diarie."
Dandyflowers is a delightful story told by a father to his daughter about his very first love, something he has never talked about before. The story begins at the age of fifteen in high school and tells of Jerry and Laura's meeting, the many antics in their teenage life, and how they fell in love. It's a story of innocence, humor, romance, family values, and their courtship and marriage. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed at the jokes they played on one another. I sighed at the romance. I smiled at the beautiful and modest description of their wedding night. I giggled as they bantered with one another. and I wept. Jordan Maxwell did a wonderful job with this story. But my advice to all readers is to make sure you have a handkerchief handy toward the ending of the book. You may need it! Written by Linda Weaver Clarke, author of historical "sweet" romances.
Jordan T. Maxwell has a way with words, that's for sure! Dandyflowers made me laugh, cry, broke my heart in a thousand pieces and by the end had managed to rebuild it completely. If you think you can manage to get through the last few chapters without the waterfall of tears ruining your pages, then I definitely recommend Mr. Maxwell's book. Dandyflowers is one of those stories that you will not soon forget and I can't wait to read the second installment - Laura's Diaries. ~Faith H. Tydings Author of A Little Yellow Star
Erin had a happy childhood growing up with two loving parents. The announcement of her engagement to Jack results in some shocking surprises from her father. Much to her embarrassment, Erin's father, Jerry, insists she spend some time with him so he can give her what he calls his "love talk." The talk begins with a trip to the attic of the family home to retrieve a stack of his old journals and other mysterious treasures.
Jerry surprises his daughter with information about his previous marriage to his high school sweetheart. Erin never dreamed her father had been married before. By sharing his carefully kept journals, he reveals the details of a tender, loving relationship that began his freshman year in high school.
He met Laura the first day of school when she accidentally smacked him in the face with her locker door, and it seems it was love at first sight. The detailed journal entries tell Jerry's story of love. From the first date, to the first kiss, to the first prom, and finally marriage and a set of beautiful twins, Erin hears about a love that was pure and true.
DANDYFLOWERS paints a beautiful, honest picture of the tender development of young love. Author Jordan T. Maxwell takes readers into the intimate corners of the relationship between Jerry and Laura, at moments heartwarming and funny, and at times heartbreaking and emotional. Fascinated by the intense descriptions, there were times when I laughed and others when I wiped away tears.
I highly recommend this book to anyone involved with teen girls who may be dreaming of future romance. They would be lucky to have even half the experiences portrayed in DANDYFLOWERS.